April 27, 2017

How to Hydrate for Health

ShenNong was relaxing one hot day in the mountains. Without a smartPhone to do something “efficient” (take a moment to remember how that felt!), he was instead fancy free to contemplate the beauty of nature about him.

He took his repose in the shade of an old Camellia tree. A...

March 3, 2016

The World is Sound This overarching statement (one translation of the Hindi “Nada Brahma”) is interesting as a philosophical concept. And it may raise a smile

October 1, 2015

“The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it…”

This quote from the imminent release of Star Wars Episode VII encapsulates an idea of lineage almost ubiquitously portrayed in the West in our books, films and myths. As attractive as this default may be, it is actuall...

September 23, 2015

Oriental Medicine has highly developed theory and diagnostics for understanding and treating sniffles, colds & flu’s and, actually, all and any febrile diseases right up to full blown pneumonia and tropical fevers. So next time you are a bit under the weather, give your acupuncturist a call!

But what...

June 8, 2015

Can you name the Odd One Out?

Yoga. TaiChi. Karate. Sushi. Capoeira… …Acupuncture. Reiki. Ayurveda. Shiatsu.

Yes, Sushi is the only food. But there is a more fundamental and glaring candidate here. Can you work it out?

We have access to an astounding array of practices/ culture/ in our current g...

May 21, 2015

Yes, that is 10 moons (months)! In ancient China, as in Japan today, pregnancy is calculated from the date of last menstruation. This method results in a pregnancy of 10 (lunar) months rather than the 9 we are used to in the West.

Pulse Classic
The most detailed description of pregnancy in the origin...

March 17, 2015

Current social context and media portrayal lead to the general assumption of men as unquestionably virile and ready to populate the planet.

Often considered as an afterthought if there is difficulty conceiving, let’s take a look at the prospective father to be and simple things he can do to improve h...

February 14, 2015

“Will acupuncture help me get pregnant?”

In a nutshell, the answer is “Yes“…     …and “No“.

Please read on if you like the dualistic nature of this answer…

Which leaves you hanging in the same no-­mans land that you will no doubt be familiar with if, as a couple, you have not had any luck conceivi...

December 13, 2014

Magical Cure-All Elixir
The most profound and intense version of relaxation possible, sleep really is your magical cure-all elixir. Clocking up around a third of your brief spell on this planet, it is probably the single-most important element of your health regimen – and what’s more, its free! I di...